Growing a Fintech Unicorn: Alex Tonelli's Anthology of Lessons Learned

Growing a Fintech Unicorn: Alex Tonelli's Anthology of Lessons Learned

Growing a Fintech Unicorn: Alex Tonelli's Anthology of Lessons Learned. During our conversation, he shared the lessons he learned as a young founder navigating the hurdles of building a fintech startup. As well as actionable tips on product, funding and hiring.

Whether you’re thinking of launching a startup or in the trenches of your first entrepreneurial venture, any morsel of advice from someone who’s been in your shoes can be like gold. 

That’s why I sat down with serial entrepreneur Alex Tonelli.

He knows a thing or two about the hurdles entrepreneurs face, to say the least. 

Back in 2009, Alex was a young founder looking for a loan for one of his early ventures, a chain of fitness centres. 

Despite the fact he had six profitable units in operation, he struggled to secure a small business loan to help his company scale.

He experienced months of paperwork, endless bureaucracy, with no promise of actually securing that all-important injection of capital, despite continually jumping through all the necessary hoops. 

So he focused his efforts on solving that problem for other small businesses in his position. 

Fast-forward to today. 

His solution is now a unicorn fintech startup that makes small business financing easy and affordable. 

In addition to his success in the fintech industry, Alex is a Partner of Endurance Companies, where he leads a Venture Lab focused on building mission-driven companies in healthcare and fintech.  

During our conversation, he shared the lessons he learned as a young founder navigating the hurdles of building a fintech startup. As well as actionable tips on product, funding and hiring. 

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